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Stanford University

Stanford University
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions,[8][9][10][11] with the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former governor of and U.S. senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891[2][3] as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford is located in northern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the University is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. History[edit] Origins and early years (1885–1906)[edit] Foundation[edit] Physical layout[edit] Early finances[edit]

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Harvard University Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.[6][7][8][9][10] The University is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area:[15] its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.[5] Eight U.S. presidents have been graduates, and some 150 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff. History Colonial The leading Boston divine Increase Mather served as president from 1685 to 1701. 19th century

MidFirst Bank MidFirst Bank is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based bank, concentrated in the state of Oklahoma and Phoenix, Arizona. It is one of the largest privately owned banks in the United States and the largest in Arizona. History[edit] MidFirst traces its roots to the Midland Mortgage Company, which was founded in 1950 by a group of Oklahoma City-area bankers. In 1956, Oklahoma City-area banker W.R. Johnston purchased half of the company, acquiring the rest in 1963 along with his son-in-law, George Records.

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